By beating PSG 26-28 in Paris, Veszprém is now in an advantageous position in the Champions League quarter finals, reports nso.hu.
The match started rather slowly, the first goal was only scored in the fifth minute by the Hungarian side. The pace did not changed much afterwards, it took PSG to equalize two minutes. Both team’s defense and the goalkeepers played very well. Veszprém continued keeping the lead and eventually managed to break away from the opponent with several goals. In the last 10 minutes of the first half, Sulic was sent off for two minutes and PSG was able to equalize once again. Nevertheless, the teams stayed close to each other until the 29th minutes, when PSG took over the lead. In the break PSG was ahead by two goals (14-12).
Veszprém changed the keeper for the second half, Nándor Fazekas kept the Hungarian team’s goal safe instead of Alilovic. However, he could not make right the errors of the defense either. PSG thanked the opportunity and gathered a three goals advantage. Luckily, the Hungarian side woke up instantly and got close to the French team again. The two then went head by head until the 49th minute when finally Veszprém took back the lead. From that time on, the Hungarians kept the advantage but PSG fought toughly. In the last part of the match Fazekas was sent off after he kicked the bar, so Alilovic came back and saved a penalty. With one man down, Veszprém was in a bad position but this time PSG could not finish the match by scoring goals, so the Hungarian side kept the lead. In the final minutes, another Veszprém player was sent of. PSG had the chance to decide the match but the returning Fazekas saved a one-on-one situation and soon after Ilic set the final result. Veszprém won the match to 28-26.
Veszprém’s coach Carlos Ortega said after the match to nso.hu that the match was very good, PSG is a top opponent. He stressed out, however, that there is a second match to play. The Spanish was satisfied with the players and the team’s performance.
based on the article of nso.hu
by Oliver Tamasi